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Counting Down To The NY

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ID: 2819 Upper Intermediate
Woohoo...the New Year is coming! How will you celebrate? Seems like in today's dialogue someone has special plans... Photo credit
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
来个 láige to hold a; to organize a; to have a
跨年 kuànián to bring in the new year; the (solar) new year
倒数 dàoshǔ countdown
to make (a wish)
今年我打算来个不一样的跨年倒数!
jīnnián wǒ dǎsuàn lái gè bù yīyàng de kuànián dàoshǔ !
This year I want to do something different for the new year countdown!
倒数就倒数,还能有什么不一样?
dàoshǔ jiù dàoshǔ ,hái néng yǒu shénme bù yīyàng ?
A countdown is a countdown, what can be so different about it?
之前我每年都是在电视前面看烟火,跟着跨年演唱会倒数,最多找几个朋友来干个杯、许个新年愿望之类的,实在有点腻了。
zhīqián wǒ měinián dōu shì zài diànshì qiánmian kàn yānhuǒ ,gēn zhe kuànián yǎnchànghuì dàoshǔ ,zuì duō zhǎo jǐ ge péngyou lái gàn gè bēi 、xǔ gè xīnnián yuànwàng zhīlèi de ,shízài yǒudiǎnr nì le 。
Before, every year I would watch the fireworks in front of the television and count down with the new year concert. At most, I would have a drink with a few friends and make a new year's wish or something like that. I'm a little sick of it.
哦?那你今年想干嘛?不在电视机前面,打算到电视机里面吗?
ò ?nà nǐ jīnnián xiǎng gànmá ?bùzài diànshìjī qiánmian ,dǎsuàn dào diànshìjī lǐmiàn ma ?
Oh? Then what do you want to do this year? If you not going to spend it in front of the television, are you planning to spend it on television?
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